After a busy week of getting ready, I am at the airport and ready to go to the United Kingdom for our white dwarf conference in Leicester (rhymes with "Lester". I think.)
In addition to talks and posters and meetings with friends and collaborators, we get to have some fun, too. After all, what is the point of travelling a third of the way around the globe to sit in a classroom all day? We have a visit Sunday to Warwick Castle, a conference dinner complete with Morris dancing astronomers, and a few other special treats.
I will try to blog if I can; I'm unsure how easy it will be to get internet access.